Our Story

Meatheads opened in January 2004 by Bruce Schafman after the close of the Eagles Foods grocery store chain. Several ex-Eagles employees rolled up their sleeves and helped launch Meatheads Meat Market. In the years since faces have changed and many of the Schafman relatives could be spotted behind the counter, including Bruce's wife, and business partner, Lisa.

We have expanded in scope over time too. We now have a Store Crew, a Cookout Crew and a Farmer's Market Crew to assist in your purchases.  Our competent Meatie staff is here to help you in any way. We know we have the best staff in the Quad Cities. Feel free to ask questions and we'll set you up right. Additionally, Meatheads always has a Meatcutter on duty for questions or specialty cuts.

Meatheads is focused on providing our customers premium, fresh cut Midwest raised meats without chemical enhancements at prices that often beat our competition. We pride ourselves in the huge selection of handmade/homemade premium brats. Where else can you get a Mac & Cheese, Gummi Bear or Smoked Gouda and Ham Brat? We're up to about 70 varieties. So many that we have to put a few out at select times of the year. We also make 40 types of smoked items at our store including snack sticks, whole muscle jerky, and salmon. 


We’re more than just a meat market, with fresh sliced deli meats, Wisconsin cheeses, wine, beer, and hundreds of rubs, spices, hot sauces, pastas. We also have something for your sweet tooth in our chocolate, candy and gummy aisles! Come check us out, we're a Quad Cities Original!

Like it says on our front door
“the fun starts here.”



Bruce (aka Meatman) and Lisa

Meatheads is outstanding! The selection is great and there is something for everyone. We love to stop in for a pork chop sandwich straight off the grill.
— Andrea